Chapter 55 – Wen Ru the Witch (2)
“Damn it! This is too barbaric! It’s too much!” Finally reaching a deserted place, Ye Xiaolang could not help but blurt out curses, “That woman actually plans to poison the young lady.” He then turned to his quiet partner beside him, “Aji, we have to find a way to stop her!”
After Ye Xiaolang had told Mo Linyuan about the conversation between Wen Ru and Zhao Yu, someone as innocent as him still did not have the slightest inkling of the hidden scheme behind Zhao Yu and Wen Ru’s words. He was only angry over the poison.
It was too easy for Wen Ru to do anything to Ye Mu. As long as she could do it flawlessly, no one would be able to hold anything against her. Thus, if he wanted to take her down, he needed proof.
Mo Linyuan wrote a few words Ye Xiaolang’s palm.
‘It’s inevitable that Wen Ru will do evil again. Don’t be angry.’
When Ye Xiaolang saw this, his eyes widened. “You knew from the beginning that she was going to do something bad? Then why didn’t you remind the young lady to be on her guard?” He shook Mo Linyuan’s hand, hasty to depart, “Why did you bring me here?”
He really felt that Aji was acting inappropriately; he felt that e felt thatiif he already knew about such an important matter, he should have said it earlier!
Mo Linyuan shook his head but remembered that he was about to depart from this place. By Ye Mu’s side, there was only the Ye Xiaolang left to accompany her. He could not help but write:
‘I have brought you here to tell you that the heart is evil. When you are with the young lady, besides protecting her, you must also do something to kill the danger in the cradle.’
Ye Xiaolang scratched his head in confusion. “What do you mean by killing the danger in the cradle?”
Mo Linyuan patted him on the shoulder and smiled faintly. He ambiguously wrote, ‘You’ll know in a few days.’
Ye Xiaolang looked at the palm of his hand and asked somewhat sorrowfully, “So, the reason why you showed these to me is because you’re leaving… and you want me to protect the young lady better in the future?”
His eyes were a little red, and he grabbed Mo Linyuan’s sleeve, “Aji, where are you going? What is it? Are you running from danger?”
Mo Linyuan looked at the youth before him. Despite being the same size as him, Xiaolang had always wanted to take care of him. At this genuine sentiment, he felt his heart warm up.
He pursed his lips and smiled, writing something on his palm.
‘I’ll be back, but don’t tell her yet.’
A few days passed by in a blur until the fated day of the departure was almost looming…
Evening had just come, Ye Mu was looking at Mo Linyuan, who had returned very late.
“Recently, you and Xiaolang always leave early and come back home late. What have you been doing?” She asked, feeling something was amiss.
Seeing that there was no one in the room, Mo Linyuan explained in a low voice, “During these few days, Ye Li has been continuously inviting me to the banquet. Since the servants are insufficient, Xiaolang and I will go help him. He will chop firewood and I will boil water.”
Ye Mu simply nodded. She thought it was too bad because of her injuries that she had been lax with their lessons. Fortunately, these two children were independent and were actually studying every day, even without her guidance.
Ye Mu took out the package she had prepared days before and passed it to him. “Here you go! I’ve got everything ready. Now tell me your escape plan!”
She stretched out her short hand and took out a large map from behind her, laying it on the bed. Her delicate little finger pointed in a direction and she said, “This is the General’s estate where we are now. This…it’s the residence of Official Liu.”
She gestured towards the official road with her finger, “I asked what events where to happen on the day I send you to Official Liu’s residence. It just so happens that it’s the day that high official takes a concubine! That day, there will definitely be a lot of people on the main road. At that time, as long as you-”
Just as she was about to explain her meticulous plans, Mo Linyuan suddenly interrupted her.
“You don’t have to do that. I actually have some former subordinates from the Zhao country who are still actively looking for me everywhere. As long as I leave the General’s estate, I can contact them—so you don’t need to worry about me.”
He straightened his back and seriously said, “Since you asked me to leave, I will definitely ensure that I’ll be safe and sound.”